Butler Emery Marble (1794-1866) of Clark County, Washington Territory A private with Captain William Kelly’s “Clarke County Rangers”, 2nd Regiment of the Washington Territory Volunteers, U.S. Army Also served with the U.S. Light Dragoons in The War of 1812
On June 23, 2012, when United States will be celebrating and recognizing the Bicentennial Year of the War of 1812., a dedication at a newly erected granite monument in the Veteran’s section of the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle , King County , Washington will be held. The monument will list 16 names of the Veterans of the War of 1812 who died in Washington Territory .
The 10th name or 3rd name on the back side of the monument is Butler Emery Marble.
Butler Emery Marble is my Great Great Great Great Grandfather.
Father of Jehiel Butler Marble, Grandfather of Ferdinand Emory Marble, and Great Grandfather to Duane Pierce Marble.
Butler Emery Marble is probably the most colorful character in my Marble Heritage.
Private Emery B Marble served from 11 February 1814 to 15 June 1815, a 16 months military service. Butler Emery served with the U.S. Light Dragoons from 14 March – 14 December 1814, the last year of the War of 1812.
Exactly one year after the War of 1812 was over, on 10 December 1815, in Fayston, Washington County, Vermont. Emery Butler Marble married Mary Jenette Laws, whom already bared him a son, Abel in the past September. Butler Emery’s father, Joseph Marble did not approve of the union and did not give Emery a part of his inheritance. In retaliation, Butler and his brother-in-law, Benjamin Laws stole his dad’s two oxen. They were caught and served in prison till September 1819.
Butler Emery Marble in his life had 8 sons and 2 daughters from 2 wives.
The pioneer Marble, who migrated westward from Vermont to New York, through Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and finally, the Washington Territory by the Oregon Trail in 1852.
In 1856, at the age of 62, Butler Emery Marble, served as a private with Captain William Kelly’s “Clarke County Rangers”, 2nd Regiment of the Washington Territory Volunteers, U.S. Army. As a Ranger he fought in the Indian Wars in Washington Territory. Butler Emery died 10 years later in April 1866.